We are NH Foods Australia. A global company with a global purpose – to deliver the joy of eating.

An Australian base with global reach, we are leading the way with the production of our premium and iconic beef brands. We operate our head office in Sydney, along with three beef processing facilities, positioned in prime cattle regions on the east coast of Australia. We also own and operate Whyalla Beef, one of Australia’s largest, state-of-the-art feedlots located in Southern Queensland.

Job Type:

These roles are long term with a 10/4 roster.


Attractive wage package




Until positions filled

Job Description:

We are recruiting for both experienced and trainee Pen Riders. These roles are long term with a 10/4 roster.

You’ll be working at Whyalla Beef, a feedlot involved in the breeding, backgrounding and lot feeding of beef cattle. Located 25km northwest of Texas on the Queensland /New South Wales border, it’s recognised as one of the friendliest communities in Australia. Surrounded by national parks and waterholes, this rural area is heaving with possibilities for your weekend escapes including fishing, canoeing, four-wheel driving, motorbiking, hiking and camping. There’s also the Texas Country Music Festival and Texas Cup Race Meeting to add to your social calendar. Come for a career, but stay for the lifestyle!

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

Our pen riders are a pivotal part of our team and are responsible for the daily livestock handling including pen riding and stock movements, together with diagnosing animal health symptoms and administering health treatments.

Job Requirements:

  • Experienced Pen Riders must have proven horsemanship skills

  • Previous feedlot experience is preferred

  • A strong commitment to animal welfare, health & nutrition.

  • Your own transport and driver’s licence

  • You can safely complete all tasks

  • Can pass a pre-employment medical and are Q-Fever vaccinated (preferred)

Job Benefits:

Successful applicants will receive:

  • Attractive wage package

  • $200 bonus for coming to work every day (Ts & Cs apply)

  • Training, development, and potential for career growth


Ways we give back to you:

Level Up:

We support your development by providing structured training and coaching, support networks and paths for career acceleration.


Our approach to flexible working helps you manage your work-life balance.

Promote from within:

When there’s opportunities for progression, we’ll promote from our team.

Social Events:

We host events so you can connect and unwind, while adding value to your community. Whyalla Beef has a social media page on Facebook.


You can choose from a diverse range of employment opportunities.

Employment Assistance Program:

We take your health and happiness seriously, consistently finding new ways to provide an amazing place to work.

Should you join NH Foods Australia? Yes! Help our team bring the joy of eating to millions across the globe.

Why wait? Apply now.

If you enjoy working in a harmonious workplace where no two days are the same, we want to hear from you.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Janita Butler, HR Manager, on 07 4650 9177 or if you would like to apply, please include a covering letter together with a current resume, including referees and forward to or via the APPLY NOW button below.

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